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Terry hails Chelsea progress under Di Matteo

The Blues' captain declared himself delighted with the club's recovery since the departure of Andre Villas-Boas, while Didier Drogba is dreaming of another Champions League final.

John Terry has expressed his delight at the progress made by Chelsea since Roberto Di Matteo took over from Andre Villas-Boas as manager.

Di Matteo has guided the Blues to the semifinals of the Champions League and Terry admitted that while Chelsea did not play as well as it had hoped in its victory over Benfica, the club was relieved to secure progression.

"If you think where we were a couple of months ago, we would certainly take where we are," Terry told Sky Sports. "We are delighted that we're through.

"We didn't play as well as we could have done, but we did the job. We were a little nervous in the last 10 minutes, but it was a good performance all round."

Didier Drogba also insisted that the win was most important for the Blues and admitted he is hoping to get past Barcelona in the next round and to the final in Munich.

"What really matters is to win it," Drogba said. "It is going to be difficult, but I hope we can beat Barcelona and be in the final again in Munich."

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